RethinkDB patch updates (v1.4.2-v1.4.4)

I will do these posts from time-to-time, because not everyone is following RethinkDB as closely as I am. The team have released a few new patches recently to improve performance, the admin panel (which is already awesome), and as always…

RethinkDB v1.5-1.6 patch: Get on it!

In this article I will attempt to bring you up to speed with the latest workings of RethinkDB. If, like me, you’ve been busy the past few months and you haven’t had time to keep up-to-date this post should help…

Installing Go 1.1 on Ubuntu

Most recently I started playing around with Go. However, the packages that I wanted to use were all built for the newest version of Go, version 1.1+ and the Ubuntu packages were still stuck in v1.0 land, which proved incredibly…

Quickly dump a MySQL database with suzie

Originally I made this post to be a simple copy+paste command but I found that a little tedious so I made a quick bash script called Suzie. Suzie will prompt you for all the information below, with some defaults included,…

An unobtrusive Backbone cache

I did some research last night to save myself the trouble of having to implement my own Backbone caching system. I found Backbone.localStorage and Backbone.offline. Backbone.localStorage wouldn’t work for me properly. It wouldn’t do the initial fetch to retrieve and…

Step-by-step guide to Docker on Ubuntu

Introduction A few months ago dotCloud announced Docker at a conference. It echoed around the world, and since then everyone has been adopting it. This type of system isn’t new, a lot of companies have developed something similar to this,…

Phonegap Android HTML5 Video issue (error 2147483648)

I’m writing this to hopefully help some of the thousands of people out there having an issue getting videos to play using Phonegap and Android. I don’t exactly know what the problem is, my best guess is that for some…

Useful bash collection

I use a lot of bash commands, but it’s not always easy to remember the ones you use very infrequently. This post will serve as my repository of commands that I find useful and need to remember. Who knows, there…

Django and RethinkDB: A tutorial

I’ve been using Django for a while and I’m a huge supporter of it. Late last year I picked up RethinkDB and instantly fell in-love with it. It’s quickly become my go-to NoSQL database for all my new up-and-coming projects….

Backbone JS save collections

I see a lot of confusion on the interweb about this process, and a lot of outdated answers on sites like stack overflow (though, the process is still 99% accurate). So, I thought I would put out some good karma…